Invercargill Activities & Attractions

Invercargill the commercial heart of Southland. Enjoy this wonderful city with its heritage buildings, parks, gardens and walks surrounding Invercargill. Great location to base your self for day trips to the regions unique scenic attractions, Stewart Island, Catlins, Riverton, Bluff and Fiordland. We have a full list of activities for all ages in the room compendiums.

554 Moana Court Motel is a quiet Invercargill accommodation choice, located conveniently on State Highway 1, look for our large blue and white motel sign. Just 8 minutes drive from the airport. It is a 5 minute drive to the city centre where you can enjoy many bars, restaurants, retail shopping and cafes. Menu's for a number of restaurants are displayed in the room compendiums. Also have brochures for local takeaway meal outlets at reception.

We are the only motel in Invercargill located next to Surrey Park, Stadium Southland - Invercargill's multi sport and entertainment centre. New Zealand's only indoor velodrome located within this facility, is host to national and international cycling events. Southlanders are very patriotic; we love to get behind our home team, so there's always a great atmosphere at sporting events. Closest Motel to Bill Richardson Transport World just a 3 to 5 minute walk up the road so no parking worries

We are also located a short distance from Splash Palace - Southland Aquatic Centre which is open every day except Christmas Day.

554 Moana Court Motel
554 Moana Court Motel
Stewart Island

Experience the Tranquility of Natures Best Kept Secret visit for a day or stay longer Travel to the Island by air and get spectacular views of the Southern Coast Or by Sea from Bluff to Oban. There are so many trips available ie Ulva Island, Fishing, Scenic Cruises, Wildlife, Bush Walks Brochures at Reception We can also book for you.

554 Moana Court Motel
554 Moana Court Motel
The Catlins

Travel through this area on the way to or from Invercargill or base here and do a day trip Visit Waterfalls, Cathedral Caves, Southern most point of the South Island, Fossilised Forest and much more.

554 Moana Court Motel
554 Moana Court Motel
Tuataras Museum

Southland Museum has a wonderful display of Live Tuataras see Henry who is over 100 Years old. The other displays there are always changing a great way to spend an afternoon.

554 Moana Court Motel
554 Moana Court Motel
Bluff Area and The Bluff Oyster and Food Festival

Once a year Bluff hosts the Oyster and Food Festival busses run to and from the festival from Invercargill. Taste the best Oysters in the world and other seafoods, Great entertainment and competitions. Next festival 21st May 2016.  Visit the Bluff Maritime Museum, or take one of the many walks. Enjoy lunch or dinner overlooking the sea. Get a great view of Stuart Island from the Bluff Hill       (boat picture by Chris Howell)

554 Moana Court Motel
554 Moana Court Motel
Bill Richardson Transport World

Bill Rochardson Transport World and Conference Centre. This is an amazing collection of Trucks and associated Memorabilia A collection of Henry Ford Letter cars from 1904 to 1946 all within a  3 to 5 minute walk from our Motel. While there visit The Grille Cafe open from 7.30am - 5pm Mon - Fri 9.00am -5pm Sat - Sun  Transport World Museum hours will be 10am to 5pm daily This is the Largest Private Collection of its type in the World.

554 Moana Court Motel
554 Moana Court Motel
Burt Munro Challenge

See the Original Burt Munro bike at E Hayes & Sons in Dee Street (Picture in Slide Show) Once a year Southland Motor Cycle Club organise the Burt Munro Challenge which brings people from all around New Zealand, Australia & the World to enjoy the company of fellow motor bike enthusiast’s. Next Challenge 26th November to 29th November 2015 book your accommodation now

554 Moana Court Motel
554 Moana Court Motel
The Lignite Pit

Visit the Historic Lignite Pit and Gardens. Once a working lignite mine from 1904-1971 now a 16 acre wildlife sanctuary Which includes historic relics and a workman’s single hut museum. Situated on the Southern Scenic Route to the Catlins Enjoy the view of the lake from the Cafe

554 Moana Court Motel
554 Moana Court Motel
Riverton and the South Coast Heritage trail

Visit Riverton which is a seaside town and today is a mecca for artists and craftspeople. The Te Hikoi Museum gives you a look into the past  with artefacts, relics and photos. Travel further around the south Coast to Colac Bay, Gemstone Beach and along the scenic route towards Te Anau and Manapouri  Collect brochures from our Reception

554 Moana Court Motel
554 Moana Court Motel
ILT Stadium Southland

Visit Stadium Southland for a great range of activities 4 Squash Courts 11 Multi purpose Courts. A 250m Indoor Cycling Track also one of New Zealand's Highest indoor climbing wall standing 13m and a fun Clip N Climb an activity for all ages See Guest Information Booklet for all of these a 5 minute walk from the Motel